AWOLNATION's Aaron Bruno goes to Steve Perry from Journey for musical advice.
AWOLNATION's Aaron Bruno goes to Steve Perry for advice.
The 36-year-old frontman revealed he has become pals with the Journey icon since rising to prominence as part of the electronic rock group, and also counts Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo as a professional acquaintance.
Speaking to Yahoo about Steve, he said: ''He's just this beautiful human being that is still an amazing, caring musical mind, and to have him in my corner and care is incredible. And he's great to go to for advice. I've become acquaintances with Rivers Cuomo and I love Weezer so much, so that's really incredible to me as well. I guess to have these people that I looked up to as a kid just a phone number or text away is absolutely incredible, because I can ask them how they felt when they went through some of the trials and tribulations.''
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Reclusive Perry revealed he was involved in talks with his former bandmates last year (13), but nothing came of them.
However, he recently returned to the stage with rockers the Eels to belt out Journey classics, leading fans to believe a reunion was the next step.
Continue reading: Steve Perry: 'I Have No Plans To Return To Journey'
The once reclusive Open Arms singer performed Journey classics with the rockers onstage in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. and on Wednesday he hit the spotlight again during The Eels' Orpheum Theatre concert.
The L.A. show marked Perry's first public performance of Lights in almost two decades. He also revisited classic tunes Open Arms and Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' as he did at his previous shows with the Eels.
Last Sunday (25May14), Perry made his first public performance since the late 1990s when he performed with the band at their concert in St. Paul, Minnesota, and treated fans to Journey's classic hits including Open Arms and Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'.
Perry made a repeat performance at Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Theatre, singing the same two Journey tracks, as wells as Sam Cooke's Only Sixteen and Eels' It's a Motherf**ker.
Continue reading: Steve Perry Performs With Eels For Second Time In A Week
The former Journey vocalist made a return to the spotlight after a 19-year absence from the stage when he joined Eels at their gig in St. Paul, Minnesota on Sunday night (25May14) and performed three tracks, including rock classics Open Arms and Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'.
Everett, aka E, insists the guest spot was a long time coming - because Perry has been an Eels fan for over a decade.
Continue reading: Eels Leaders Still Stunned By Steve Perry Moment
Former Journey frontman Steve Perry made a triumphant return to the stage on Sunday night (25May14) when he joined rockers eels for impromptu, pitch-perfect renditions of classics Open Arms and Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' at their Minnesota gig.
The show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul marked Perry's first public performance since the late 1990s.
The singer quit Journey in 1986 but briefly reunited with the group a decade later. His name has been back in the news recently after he revealed he was discussing a possible comeback with his former bandmates.
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The Filipino singer rose to superstardom when guitarist Neal Schon spotted Pineda on YouTube.com performing with a Journey tribute band, and decided to hire him in 2007.
Now Pineda is ready to show the world his own original music with his first solo album in the U.S. due to hit shelves later this year (14).
Continue reading: Journey Frontman Recording Solo Album
Over rock and roll's "ages" since the 1950s -- and especially since the 1980s -- pop music lovers have split into separate in-groups, each one becoming a veritable religion unto itself, each one scorning The Others. That sort of musical disunion is apparent in the reaction to Rock of Ages , even among the critics, many of whom were compelled to take sides way back in the '80s, which is the setting for the movie. To them, the movie is either "sweet," or "tame" or, as Liam Lacey puts it in the Toronto Globe and Mail, "like a two-hour drive listening to a Classic Rock station." They are not discussing the quality of the filmmaking, it would seem, but reflecting their tastes in the music. "Yes kids," comments Peter Howell in the Toronto Star , "there really was a time, just before the necessary corrective of grunge, when bands like Journey, Foreigner, Poison and Def Leppard were taken seriously." Later "The 1980s were rock's most embarrassing era." Yet Stephen Rea concludes his review in the Philadelphia Inquirer by remarking, "If you have a soft spot for the glam and pomp of Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, and Styx, there are worse ways to spend a couple of hours than with this odd assortment of courageous thespians bringin' on the heartbreak, and feelin' the noize." Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times praises the film for taking "songs you may never have loved and [turning] them into a musical that's easy to enjoy." But Lou Lumenick in the New York Post writes that the only reason he liked the movie is that "this plodding mess may help put to rest Hollywood's inexplicable two-decade love affair with the awful '80s, a pop- culture decade that's overdue for a break." That's the sentiment of numerous critics. To Ty Burr in the Boston Globe Rock of Ages amounts to a "corporate nostalgia cruise of a musical," although he acknowledges that the film "has its cheesy pleasures." There are no pleasures in the movie at all that Rex Reed of the New York Observer can detect (although one suspects that Reed's own musical tastes may run the gamut from Perry Como to Patti Page.) "This sloppy freak show is two minutes shy of two solid hours of screaming swill, without a shred of freshness, insight, cleverness or coherence to be detected within a two-mile radius," Reed writes. He's appalled that the original Broadway show on which the movie is based is still running -- something that he attributes "to the confounding disregard for taste and intelligence rampant among today's mass-market audiences." Although his role, based on GUNS N' ROSES' Axl Rose, is only slightly larger than a cameo, Tom Cruise figures prominently in most of the reviews. Comments Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News "As he's repeatedly proven, no one captures unadulterated id better than Cruise. It's tremendous fun to watch this worldwide megastar explore the basest nature of his own game." Manohla Dargis in The New York Times likens the whole affair to a "bad Broadway musical" but that a "whispering and writhing Mr. Cruise makes it watchable." And Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times relishes a scene in the movie in which Cruise's character is interviewed by a Rolling Stone reporter. He's "so narcissistically seductive he almost seduces himself," Ebert writes.
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Journey singer Steve Perry has been rigorously denying that he'll be reuniting with the veteran rockers, in spite of their recent resurgence, with seminal track 'Don't Stop Believin' featuring on numerous TV programs and films over the last couple of years. The band have been releasing albums since 1975, but it was with the singer's arrival in 1977 that they started making a real name for themselves, fourth album 'Infinity' going three times platinum in the US a year later and the band eventually reaching their commercial apex with 1981's nine times US platinum selling 'Escape'.
Continue reading: Journey's Steve Perry Rejects Reunion, Neal Schon Offers Hope
Arnel Pineda was spotted by Neal Schon, Ross Valory, and Jonathan Cain in an online video, performing with his Journey cover band in the Philippines, and signed to the real thing, where he has become a fan favourite.
But guitarist Schon insists Perry would still be welcome onstage if he wanted to join the band as a special guest on tour.
He says, "Arnel is totally down, and such a humble human being, that he would be overjoyed if Steve wanted to walk on stage and sing with us... I've always let the door open (for him). I made it a point, the last time I saw and even spoke to Perry - when we received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Continue reading: Perry Welcome To Rejoin Journey On Tour
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